Mark Pawsey, MP for Rugby, has visited teh local Severn Trent sewage treatment works in Brinklow to see some of the issues being caused by sewer misuse in the area.
People puttings nappies, wipes, sanitary products and the like into the local sewer system have been causing huge problems for Severn Trent, as products such as thse have been clogging the machinery at the works.
"It was very interesting hearing about the issues that Severn Trent has been experiencing in Brinklow," said Mr Pawsey.
"I'm sure that most peple don't think too closely about what they put down their toilets or their sinks but it's something that we all need to take more seriously or it can cause problems like this."
Earlier this year, a key piece of equipment had to shut down at Brinklow because of a build-up of products such as wipes and nappies, with specialist teams having to be brought in to clean up and to get the machinery working again.
Malcolm Smith, community relationship adviser at Severn Trent, said:
"We really need people to be careful about what they flush down their toilets and put down their sinks because our sewers are a lot smaller than most customers imagine."
That means that putting things down toilets that can't degrade - like wipes or nappies - can block the sewers or, in the case of Brinklow, actually cause issues for our machinery.
"We need our customers to just put the three Ps down their toilets - paper, pee and poo - and then sewers will stay clear, and our treatment works will that much more effective."
Customers should also not pour fat, oil or grease produced by cooking down sinks as this can also lead to blockages as the hot oils cool on entry into the sewer and become solid.